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Tiger Woods gets one last crack at Firestone

Tiger Woods gets one last crack at Firestone

"I've had an opportunity to win a couple times this year".

It's the WGC Bridgestone, in OH, a track he's won at eight times in his career. "Within a year to get down to 50, I think is a pretty good accomplishment", he smiled. He's won here as many times as I've won everywhere in my career.

Since then, Woods has been hampered by the back trouble that led to spinal fusion surgery in April of previous year.

His pre-season goal to make it all the way to the season-ending TOUR Championship at East Lake next month?

It would be a fitting conclusion at Firestone for Woods to walk off with yet another trophy, except it's not that simple.

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Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Marc Leishman carded matching 5-under 65s, just behind Patrick Cantlay, who shot an opening-round 64, to trail Stanley by a shot.

"You know he's going to play well this week", reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas said. "Tiger has proved that with here, with Bay Hill, with Torrey Pines, with. well, actually, anywhere".

"I thoroughly enjoy this course because it's long, narrow and the greens are small, so it tests every facet of your game; particularly the short game".

"When you go out on the course and you're playing with some of the best players in the world, you confront yourself with them", he said.

Woods hasn't been back to Firestone since 2014, when he hurt his back early in the final round.

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Day picked up birdies at the 11th and 13th and has avoided dropping a shot through his opening 10 holes to sit one back of Woods at two under.

Three additional spots will be named by captain Jim Furyk following the Dell tournament, with the final spot scheduled to be announced after the BMW Championship, slated to be completed on September 9.

"Early part of the summer, [I realized] if I played well, this is what I was going to have to endure, coming with a pretty big schedule at the very end", said Woods, who returned this year after his fourth back surgery. I was a bit exhausted as I've been playing a lot of tournaments and it affected my game.

"This place is like Augusta for him". They probably believed already, before the recent results, they believed in me more than I ever did.

"I've got to manage that and really make sure I take it easy in my practice sessions and make sure I'm ready for the tournament rounds". "So he's going to be very, very comfortable here".

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